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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Dogg Frank is On Point producer Katherine Brewer's brand new Burmese Mountain puppy. He enjoys cuddling, napping and eating and strongly dislikes thunder. (Kat Brewer / WBUR)

Cats and dogs as family members. Pet parenthood. Our relationship with our pets is changing – we take a look.

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Monday, February 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this June 17, 2013 photo, two women cross the street in Barre, Vt. A group of lawyers have been lobbying state attorneys general to a join a future suit against "Big Food" in response to the growing obesity epidemic. (AP)

With obesity-related health costs soaring, could states take a cue from the tobacco battle and sue “Big Food” to pay for the poundage?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi at the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, N.J., Oct. 3, 2010. (AP)

The suicide of a Rutgers freshman is raising new questions about privacy, hate crimes, and the Web. We look at what’s a crime and what’s the right punishment.

 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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An alarming new study says spending on state Supreme Court election campaigns has more than doubled in the past decade. We ask if American justice is for sale.

 
Monday, August 9, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Maria Ramirez, Joseline Saragoza, 9, and Marcela Saragoza. all of Phoenix, cry as they celebrate at the Arizona capitol Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in Phoenix, shortly after portions of Arizona's new immigration law were blocked by a federal judge. (AP)

The birthright citizenship controversy and the burning question of whether children of illegal immigrants should be given citizenship if they are born in the United States.

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Monday, August 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Arizona Fence (AP)

The legal road ahead for Arizona’s immigration law. We look at the appeals and the arguments to come.

 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Gregory Peck is shown as attorney Atticus Finch, a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape, in a scene from the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird." (AP)

“To Kill a Mockingbird” turns 50. We bring back Atticus, Scout and Boo Radley in Harper Lee’s great novel of race and justice.

 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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States’ rights and the pushback against Washington. Americans are resisting federal powers, and not only on the right.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Patient samples are loaded into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics in Salt Lake City. (AP)

Patenting human genes. We’ll hear the debate around a legal challenge to the idea of human genes as intellectual property.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will face trial in a federal courtroom in New York City. We’ll look at the case — and the choice to bring the trial to New York.

 
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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Sep 18, 2014
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Billionaires. We’ll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

 
Sep 18, 2014
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After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it’s over.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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